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The Minnesota Legislature enacted a law in 1993 establishing a registration system for athletic
trainers. The Board of Medical Practice enforces the requirements of the athletic trainer licensure
system and provides information to consumers and other interested persons.
Athletic Trainers Advisory Council
The Athletic Trainers Advisory Council is appointed by the Board of Medical Practice to advise the
Board on issues regarding athletic trainer licensure standards, enforcement of rules, and complaint
review. The Council is composed of three athletic trainers (one who is also a physical therapist), two
physicians with expertise in athletic training and sports medicine, one chiropractor with experience in
athletic training and sports injuries, and two public members.
Non-licensed individuals are prohibited from using the words or letters registered athletic trainer,
licensed athletic trainer, Minnesota registered athletic trainer, athletic trainer, AT, LAT, ATR or any
other words, letters, abbreviations, or insignia indicating or implying that the individual is an athletic
trainer. A student attending a college or university athletic training program must be identified as an
“athletic training student.” Non-licensed individuals holding themselves out as an athletic trainer are
guilty of a misdemeanor.
To establish eligibility for licensure, an applicant must be currently certified by the Board of
Certification (BOC) for the Athletic Trainer.
Scope of Practice
The athletic trainers evaluate and treat athletic injuries according to protocols established by the
primary physician. The protocol must be updated annually at renewal time. The athletic trainer
must refer patients with a medical condition beyond the athletic trainer's scope of practice to an
appropriate caregiver per protocol established by the supervising physician.
An athletic trainer shall meet the professional development requirements of the BOC in order to
maintain BOC certification.
Licensure must be renewed annually on or before July 1 of each year. Renewal notices are sent
approximately 45 days prior to expiration. It is the athletic trainer's responsibility to keep the Board
advised of their current address.
If any part of this Fact Sheet conflicts with the Minnesota rules or laws, the rules or laws take
precedence. It is your responsibility to understand and comply with the regulations. Please
call the Board offices if you have any questions.
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Enclosed is your application for licensure as an Athletic Trainer. Please thoroughly review these
materials before submitting your application. The Board of Medical Practice is charged with administering
the Athletic Trainer legislation which became effective on May 18, 1993.
• Applications for licensure as an athletic trainer received on or after January 1, 2019 must include
submission of $183.25 ($33.25 criminal background check, $50 application and $100 annual
All of the following requirements must be met or the entire application will be returned:
• Non-refundable criminal background check fee of $33.25, application fee of $50 and an annual
licensure fee of $100 to be prorated at first renewal. Make checks payable to the Minnesota Board
of Medical Practice.
• All your time must be accounted for on the application, from high school to the date of application.
During continuous years of education, periods of three months or less (summer break) need not be
• The name on the application and your BOC certificate must be the same. If there has been a name
change, submit a notarized copy of the documentation, e.g. marriage certificate.
• A full face, recent, 2x3" photograph must be affixed as indicated on the application and notarized as a
• Any other information requested by the Board.
The following requirements must be sent directly to the Minnesota Board from the facility/person
completing the form:
• BOC offers a credential verification service on their website www.bocatc.org. Click on “Certification
Verification” and follow on instructions for the Official Written Verification or Official Electronic Verification.
The Board accepts either one. If the Official Electronic Verification is requested, the email should be sent
to firstname.lastname@example.org. Board of Certification, Inc. is located at 1415 Harney Street, Suite 200,
Omaha, NE 68102. A Verification of BOC Certification form is provided as a courtesy only and may be
disregarded if using the BOCs website to request verification online.
• Recommendations from two persons with whom you have worked during the last five years. At least one
must be a physician or chiropractor. The other may be a certified athletic trainer.
The Protocol must be completed and kept in your file:
Have your primary physician complete the Protocol Form establishing evaluation and treatment protocols and
maintain in your file to be updated annually at your renewal time.
Please be aware that all fees are non-refundable. Fees submitted will not be refunded if it is determined that
you are not eligible for licensure.
Permanent Licensure Fee: $183.25 ($33.25 criminal background check + $50 application + $100 annual)
This fee must be sent with a completed Application for Athletic Trainer License form.
Annual Fee: $100
To be paid by all athletic trainers annually. The first renewal fee will be prorated.
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How to Apply
If you qualify for licensure and would like an application or if you have specific questions about the application
process and would like to talk to someone, please call the Board at 612-617-2130. Address all written
correspondence to: MN Board of Medical Practice – AT Licensure
University Park Plaza
2829 University Ave SE – Suite 500
Minneapolis, MN 55414-3246
Applicants are required to submit written notification to the Board within 30 days of any name or address
change. The law takes precedence over any conflicts between these instructions and the law.
APPLICATION FOR ATHLETIC TRAINER LICENSE
MINNESOTA BOARD OF MEDICAL PRACTICE FOR BOARD USE ONLY
2829 UNIVERSITY AVENUE SE, SUITE 500
612-617-2130 or www.bmp.state.mn.us
Hearing Impaired-Minnesota Relay Service
Metro Area 297-5353
Outside Metro Area 1-800-627-3529
DATE OF APPLICATION:
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INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANT
1. Enter all dates as Month/Day/Year.
2. Please type or print and answer all questions completely and accurately. Failure to answer all
questions completely and accurately, and/or omission or falsification of material facts may be cause for
denial of your application, or disciplinary action if you are subsequently registered by the Board.
3. Have attached forms completed and submitted to our office, where applicable.
4. Read the attached rules regarding athletic training licensure.
5. See the attached License Instructions for information regarding fees to be submitted with your
6. The name you enter must exactly match the name on your Athletic Trainer certificate or
documentation of formal name change must be submitted.
7. The application fee is not refundable.
8. Incomplete applications may be destroyed after six months inactivity.
YOUR CURRENT NAME AND ADDRESS: Minn. Stat. 13.41, Subd. 2 requires designated contact information to be PUBLIC and it will be
placed on license and Board website. You may change this information online, upon licensure, by following instruction letter issued at that time.
FULL LEGAL LAST FIRST MIDDLE
CITY: STATE OR PROVINCE: ZIP CODE: COUNTRY:
HOME PHONE: GENDER OTHER NAMES:
□ MALE □ FEMALE
SOCIAL SECURITY OR ALIEN REGISTRATION NUMBER: EMAIL (Required):
RECORD OF BIRTH
BIRTHDATE (Mo/Day/Year) CITY OF BIRTH: STATE OF BIRTH: COUNTRY OF BIRTH:
BOC CERTIFICATION (*)
DATE OF CERTIFICATION (Mo/Day/Year) CERTIFICATION NUMBER: EXPIRATION DATE (Mo/Day/Year)
/ / / /
(*) Attach Notarized Copy of the Board of Certification (BOC) formerly National Athletic Trainers’ Association Board of Certification (NATABOC)
MONTH DAY YEAR